continued by giving orders, "Eldest Bear, Second Bear, take the Great
Fiends to build the Disciple Resting Pavilion. When they are here the will also
need a dining hall and other such things that you need to prepare. As for
spirit stones, find Ling Xian."
brothers received the order and immediately went to work.
Chen Ming went
on, "Ling Xian, spread around that I'm recruiting disciples in the range
of Six Kings Alliance. This Master will accept man or fiend, regardless of
Ling Xian went
to fulfill his order.
continued, "Li Suyi, you will be selecting worthy youngsters, go. "
Li Suyi was a
man reliving his life, so he might find some familiar faces. He also had high
cultivation in his previous life, so he must have good eyesight.
preparations underway, Chen Ming set on arranging a place for the Spirit Vein.
The bear brothers were planing on using two peaks for the disciples' cultivating
area, Flowing Peak and Blazing Peak.
focused his spiritual power and went deep inside the Flowing Peak, where he
prepared a stone room. He set little carp's home here, the Spirit Vein, and illuminated
the area with many night pearls. It would allow little carp to wander around
Yan Mountain while the Spirit Vein laid here and gathered water spiritual
where his home was, and after leaving enough dried fish for the little carp,
Chen Ming left him to his meal and proceded to Blazing Peak. He did the same as
before, and despite the gathering amount of fire spiritual energy was slower it
was still not bad.
To help induce
the little guy's birth, Chen Ming spent no less than two hundred thousand fire
spirit stones, almost emptying Yan Mountain's coffers of these type of spirit
stones. Then he set up a great Spiritual Gathering Array, something he saw at
the Flying Immortal Sect. Since learning it wasn't hard and having enough materials,
from destroying the Flying Immortal Sect, he chose to set it up.
The only thing
left was for Li Suyi to bring in disciples. It shouldn't be too
difficult. From the impression I recently left on Southern Border's
kingdoms and Six Kings Alliance, I should come out as having the image of a
peace-loving, kind Master that guides his cherished disciples. With this kind
of image, everyone will come to my sect!
As an agent,
Li Suyi first went to Chilling Ice Sect. This sect was among the first
to rely on Master and if I start here, a good result will be guaranteed. Master
is the most famous for this generation and recruiting disciples will be an easy
Li Suyi easily gathered youngsters who cultivated a fire cultivation
guys heard? Archfiend Chen Ming is recruiting disciples!"
The Archfiend who killed three King ranks, with one of them being at Divine
Chen Ming is a ruthless person, vicious and without mercy. Following such a
Master we'll guarantee us a future free of miseries!"
there's no point in following those kind Masters that won't fight back even
when they got hit. It would be better to change them for a vicious and cruel
youngster made a cautious analysis, "Choosing based on strength doesn't
help us. When teaching, strength has nothing to do with it. And the Archfiend
is only recruiting normal disciples. From what I see, these three hundred
disciples won't even be able to listen to any sermons on the Grand Dao. With so
many disciples, the treatment will be average."
from the side asked, "Then brother, can you please explain why are you
signing your name?"
red-clothed youth laughed in embarrassment, "Um, uh, if I don't enter
hell, who will? Leave this unfortunate matter to me!"
Li Suyi listen
to the Sect Leader's report, "So far, there are less than three hundred
Li Suyi was
doubtful, "Why so few?"
said, "Also, many have started fighting at the main gate over who should
sign, even now..."
nodded, That's how it should be. With how majestic Master is, he made
me, the magnificent Eternal Night Li Suyi, completely willing to take him as my
master. Casually recruiting some disciples won't do without some struggles. The
Sect Leader said, "But most of them have a fire attribute and very few
Li Suyi asked,
"What is happening?"
common knowledge that Archfiend cultivated a fire cultivation method to the
rank of King. And other adults say that on Yan Mountain, all disciples cultivate
a fire attribute cultivation method. How could an Archfiend with a fire
cultivation method impart a water cultivation method to his disciples?"
could you people understand the magnificent and miraculous abilities of Master!
Putting aside the water attribute, regarding demonic cultivation, immortal
arts, array, alchemy Dao, sword Dao, saber Dao and all other Daos under the
heavens, there's is none of which my Master doesn't know! Look at me, Master
imparted me with the Demonic Blood Saber! Senior sister, junior sister and
senior brother are all cultivating different Daos!"
Li Suyi was
more inclined to refer to Chen Lingyu as his junior sister. They have lost
their parents and now paid respects to the same Master, making them even closer
than real siblings.
In the world
of cultivation, this was normal. Despite Ling Xian having brothers and sisters,
when it came to affection, even all of them combined couldn't compare. They
were all under the same Master, all aspiring to become immortals. How could his
relatives ever become immortals? And when he completed his cultivation, all
would be swept away with a wave of his sleeve.
While Li Suyi
stood at the side pondering on how to make more water attribute youngsters
sign, the youngsters at the foot of the mountain were also
youngsters unveiled their act. They were once Flying Immortal Sect's disciples
but they never began cultivation. They escaped from all kinds of inspections
and now they were set on ruining Chen Ming's recruiting, "Say, people, why
on earth would Sir Archfiend, cultivating a fire attribute cultivation method,
would recruit water attribute disciples?"
let's think about it. You should know that many cultivators with water
attribute are girls, and the cultivators with fire attribute are prone to rash
decisions. I fear that Sir Archfiend wants to mix fire and water, to use the
girls for his satisfaction, then neutralize his inner fire!"
This must be the Archfiend's plan all along!"
following day, the entire area was packed full. Many many gorgeous, young and
delicate girls with water attribute shed their virtuous appearance of a young
lady and came to the main gate!
The two sneaky
youngsters, upon seeing the endless queue of girls, had to lean on each other
to avoid collapsing, "Brother, I don't know why, but I feel like vomiting
found Eldest Bear standing on Flowing Peak. Feeling the thick spiritual energy
and taking in deep breaths, it gave him a refreshing feeling, "What an
abundant water spiritual energy. This Flowing Peak is strange, and the same
goes for the Blazing Peak next to it. Standing on that one feels
"I heard that Flowing Peak only has pretty girls. Supposedly they are
disciples to help relieve Sir Archfiend's loneliness."
that a harem?"
suddenly stood on end, looking like a pair of hedgehogs, as the bear brothers
became aware of icy and violent sword energy shrouding them.
you just say?" Zhuo Qingyao's tone was cold.
The two turned
their heads and saw her, "Young miss, you came down from the
nodded, "I'm already at the Sword Heart rank. Now, I need to severe all
worldly affairs to make my Sword Heart shine brightly. So I will save my little
brother and remove any distractions from my heart. "
before that, I think I must give these new girls an everlasting
then walked towards Yan Mountain, with Eldest Bear saying, "Young miss,
that's the opposite way!"
walked on, "I'm going to greet Master."
Chen Ming was
playing with the little carp at the moment. This cute little guy is so
interesting, making such a moe face when he's angry!
Chen Ming knew
it was Zhuo Qingyao and turned his head, "En, it is indeed the Sword
Heart. It looks like you have found your Dao."
nodded, "Yes, I have. I want to be the first under heaven!"
Chen Ming spat
his tea, Why did the atmosphere suddenly become so intense?
good, go become the first under heaven!"
didn't believe her, Just kids talk, saying whatever they liked. Who
didn't dream of becoming a scientist or whatever when they were little?
went on, "Master, now that I am at the Sword Heart rank, I want to make it
shine. I want to save my little brother, to help him lead a life without
nodded, "En, go."
was about to leave, but then she turned her head, "Master, I think that
with your appearance, if you go and guide the disciples, there will be many
girls who won't be able to help themselves and only come to watch you, instead
of listening to your guidance."
took the smiley face from the table, "Master, I think this mask is very
nodded carefully, Zhuo Qingyao is right! My appearance will distract
many disciples. How will I grow chives if that happens?
you said has some truth. Whenever I'll walk in public I will always wear this
cupped her hands, "Then Master, disciple will be taking her to
Yan Mountain, Zhuo Qingyao went to find Ling Xian, almost scaring him into
suffering from deviated cultivation. No way, how come senior sister
came out of seclusion? But relaxed when he found that she was just
interested to know where were the new disciples. She didn't come to
pick on me. After telling her, she left, with Ling Xian paying it no
Li Suyi was
hurrying along with the hand-picked six hundred disciples to Yan
Mountain, This should also complete Master's assignment. He
also had to continue waiting for those helpful memories to come back. Just
then, a sudden powerful energy came from within the forest in front of them.
This energy was something Li Suyi would never forget even in death.
But the next
moment, Zhuo Qingyao walked from the forest and Li Suyi bowed, "First
Mountain, it wasn't much if they weren't proper in front of their Master since
Chen Ming wasn't a stickler for etiquette. But if that happened in front of
senior sister, then she would make sure to teach them decorum.
disciple also looked over at Zhuo Qingyao, Was this girl, the first
Suyi's respectful manner, the rest followed along, "First senior
eyes wandered over the crowd, they were all kinds of people here, and all girls
with water attribute were gorgeous and delicate young ladies. She began on a
flat tone, "Rise."
you go to Yan Mountain, you should know, Master received three hundred and
twenty-three wounds in his battle with Archfiend Azure Lion. It even ruined his
appearance. So he always wears a mask, but if anyone dares to make Master's
A brazen girl
asked, "What then?"
Master's appearance is ruined?"
must be heartbroken."
laughed coldly, "Nothing important, just death."
touched the five-foot-around and ten-zhang- tall tree next to her and the
endless sword energy released from her hand turned it to dust.
hundred disciples felt a shiver pass their spine, sensing the terrifying chill
within the attack.
added, "This is the first taboo of Yan Mountain. You know what that is,
right? If you break it, you'll only die, you know."
scare silenced them, and angrily said, "Did you get that?"
All of them
nodded at once, bobbing their heads like chickens, "Yes, we will
Li Suyi felt
nervous as he watched Zhuo Qingyao, then her eyes shifted on him, "Junior
brother, I'm sure you know what you should keep to yourself, right?"
Li Suyi wiped
the cold sweat from his forehead, "Junior brother understands."
finally nodded, satisfied, "Great."
But the next
instant, Zhuo Qingyao was gone, going towards the Qingyao City. She was now at
the Sword Heart stage, and to make it shine brightly she had to remove all
distractions, to single-mindedly swing the sword and become the
worried about her little brother's safety and wanted to go save him - the first
worry in her heart.
would arrange for her brother for a safe place to live, then go destroy the
Wuji Kingdom. She felt ashamed for losing against them - the second worry in
Chen Ming took
a bite out of a dried fish, then gave the little carp a bite, when it suddenly
hit him, "If I'm not wrong, Zhuo Qingyao danger value should be
He eyed his
merits and saw how they were two thousand or so richer.
merits weren't few, but it was still far from enough for what Chen Ming had in
mind. Vermilion Bird said that I can only control twelve swords for
now. Then I need to have at least twelve cultivation methods at the Dao Seed
battle, his strength was around that of a middle-stage of Dao Seed. But even at
this stage, he wasn't too strong, he should at least learn another stage in
Finger From Beyond. His arsenal of arrays was also lacking, just one. To even
begin holding his ground he would need thirty thousand merits, to start.
When that time
came, one move from him would hold the power of a Divine Palace stage or even a
upon the Illustrious Casket, Chen Ming also held some interest in the alchemy
Dao. Of course, with Chen Lingyu's talent in making pills, she would be making
most of them.
Heart wasn't an empty aura, and when it was supplemented with the Illustrious
Casket's effect, then Chen Lingyu's chance of making pills would reach an
unprecedented height. But his current refined pills were all in the Dao Sense
He had enough
to give them to all disciples.
As for other
aspects, Yan Mountain was dirt poor. The only one to guide disciples was Chen
Ming, something that would never change.
It was good
that Chen Ming still had wealth since he killed three Kings and all.
Not long after
Zhuo Qingyao's departure, the disciples arrived. But it wasn't yet time for
Chen Ming to show himself, and Eldest Bear was the one to tell these new
disciples to get familiar with the Jade Water Core Sutra and Fire Crow Art
later tonight. He would be holding a lecture tomorrow.
from Astral Immortal Sect have started mobilizing, making the atmosphere in the
Myriad Mountains strange. Chen Ming was of no intention of helping them. There
was a Grand Archfiend nearby, and it was under Ghost Immortal too. His power
and influence would only bring a swift death.
looked at Ling Xian then said, "Take a hundred thousand spirit stones and
bring me scriptures related to alchemy."
cultivation world, if one wanted riches, or pills, or weapons, then one would
have to raise an alchemist since they were all wealthy. Chen Ming planned to
make all disciples learn alchemy until he had close to four hundred
alchemists! Humph, spirit stones will be rolling in soon.
As for the
fact that not all could become alchemists, Chen Ming's method of teaching was
broken from the start. Some might be able to make Qi Pills but it didn't mean
they could make Strengthening Pills.
wanted to comprehend all kinds of books about pills, then write down a mixture
of ten thousand types of pills, the Guide to Alchemy. After that he would give
the new method to the disciples, to let them explore it with their power,
turning them into an alchemy assembly line. Even if they were dumb, it was
still good as long as they could make even a single step on the path of
making a fridge, you didn't need to make the entire thing, just had to make one
of its parts. Was that so hard?
When that time
came, some would be crushing herbs, some controlling the fire, some choosing
the herb, and some making pills. Flawless!
effectiveness of the pills would without a doubt be higher than those alchemists.
But for now,
he had to wait for all these disciples to reach the Dao Initiation realm.
coming to Yan Mountain were curious since they came to the strongest Archfiend
in the Six Kings Alliance. On the Flowing Peak, all the ladies could feel the
incredible water spiritual energy, "This place has such a rich water
spiritual energy that it makes me feel like I'm surrounded by spirit
it just now, and after a bit of cultivating, I noticed a great
baffling place, yet so comfortable. When I cultivate, spiritual energy enters
my body with ease."
over the Jade Water Core Sutra, Master will be holding a lecture
ladies took a stroll around the peak, they got serious and started to recite
the Jade Water Core Sutra.
Peak only held youngsters who had no interest in roaming around and jumped
straight to studying the Fire Crow Art. Some even began cultivating it since
they could sense that one day here was equal to a month outside!
also many fiends, but since the area was close to Myriad Mountains, no disputes
arose. They were all under Chen Ming after all.
On the morrow,
Chen Ming finally made his appearance. Today's lecture would be about Fire Crow
Art since he already comprehends it to the Dao Seed stage. Comprehending didn't
mean cultivating, and if he wasn't worried about Fire Crow Art's Dao Palace
reaching the Archfiend stage and affecting the Four Elements Array, he would
have already upgraded it to the Archfiend stage.
But Chen Ming
reckoned that because of the system, he would find it hard to promote it to the
Archfiend stage. It would most likely involve a mission.
What he was
considering now was to upgrade it to the 9th stage of Dao Initiation realm.
smiley face, Chen Ming went to the Blazing Peak where the three hundred
youngsters waited quietly. Upon seeing the masked Chen Ming, all disciples rose
and bowed, "Greetings Master!"
Chen Ming had
some hesitation. Why do they recognize me? I am wearing a mask. Must be
Zhuo Qingyao who told them. But why are they looking at me like that? There's
respect, yes, but most importantly, why is there sympathy mixed within?
Not feeling in
the mood to pay attention to this, Chen Ming sat in his high chair then the
disciples kneeled before him one by one.
began his lecture on the Fire Crow Art. His knowledge of this art has reached
extreme heights, to the point he could recite it from memory.
started gushing with his explanations, pointing out the intricate details, and
even going as far as describing some strange ways of cultivating it. Like
cultivating when the sun was at its highest when a strand of yang energy helped
their cultivation. Chen Ming even went in detailed about some training methods
that weren't even in the art.
went on for three days. And in this time, the disciples looked enraptured,
soaking up all of Chen Ming's teachings.
cultivation looked blurred, then Chen Ming came and removed the fog, showing
them the essence of the art. He even showed where his way differed from
the art, as the flame in his hand never stopped transforming.
disciples, as they listened to Chen Ming's lecture, broke through. He believed
it had to do with him removing some of their doubts, along with the sufficient
amount of fire spiritual energy around them.
lecture was over, Chen Ming gazed upon the disciples, "From now on, we
will keep track of your cultivation. The last thirty will clean the
chamber pots, while the first thirty will receive five spirit stones each
month. While the next thirty will receive four, and so on... "
The same thing
happened on Flowing Peak, and after explaining the rewards and punishments,
Chen Ming returned to Yan Mountain. He eyed his spiritual knowledge and saw an
increase of three hundred.
knowing how they were calculated, he still received three hundred after six
days. It wasn't bad since he now had a stable income.
Chen Ming also
found that these disciples didn't trigger any mission with merits as a reward.
They only gave merits when they broke through, though in pitiful amounts.
He would have
around a thousand after a month and in two years, around thirty thousand
But Chen Ming
still thought it slow. Two years later was the Grand World Opening, so how
would he have the strength of a Grand Sovereign to guarantee his safety?
He chose to
let it go for now. He checked the treasury and saw how he currently had around
one and a half million spirit stones. Chen Ming sent the bear brothers along
with three hundred thousand spirit stones to buy Dao Sense realm pills. If your
speed was slow, take a pill!
If you have
a stable foundation, take a pill!
Azure Lion nurtured over a thousand Great Fiend under him. So how couldn't Chen
Ming train a bunch of Dao Sense realm cultivators?
barely started training too. To help each of you find the joy of Dao
Initiation realm, eat and eat until you puke!
weren't a sucking abyss like Zhuo Qingyao, Ling Xian and Li Suyi. They didn't
need so many pills to break through like legacy disciples.
And so, in Yan
Mountain, the disciples were over the moon with the addition of another great
place, the Alchemy House. A place where they could have any pills free of
charge, as long as they ate them inside the house and if the bear brothers
found it wouldn't affect their foundation. And when the previous pill's effect
wore off they could eat again.
weren't allowed to take them away. Yet it was alright since it wasn't clear if
they would eat them or not.
It brought joy
to these fellows. These were pills, something only the geniuses of the sects
could enjoy. But now, so could they, in Yan Mountain.
After a while,
their interest in taking pills began to wane. Just who could stand eating day
in and day out those weird tasting things?
As a result,
rice vanished from Yan Mountain.
want to starve? That's easy, finish absorbing the pill, then have another!
After all, the pills had great effects. It could recover your strength, filling
you with energy, and also hand all the necessary minerals an nutrients a
growing child would need. Besides, in Dao Sense realm one would strengthen the
body, increase one's power, something the Dao Sense realm pills all had as
effects. So go, go eat pills like rice!
A month later,
Zhang Qun came to Yan Mountain to see his son. He knew that his son was a
disciple to a glorious figure like an Archfiend, and the competition in the
sect must be fierce. He sold many of his belonging so that he could get a Qi Pill
and help increase his son's cultivation.
After two more
days, he finally got the chance to see his son. Zhang Ming looked upon his
father as if he was his savior, "Dad, how come you're here?"
impression was that his father had brought many delicious meals. Zhang Qun
said, "Didn't you became an Archfiend's disciple? You must have had a
fierce struggle until now, so father has brought you something
Zhang Qun took
out the hidden Qi Pill bottle and said, "For this pill, your father had to
hire ten Dao Sense realm. Eight died before they could bring it. Here, to help
When he heard
this, Zhang Ming barfed right there and then. But since he only had pills, what
he vomited was an already empty stomach, "Dad, you probably don't know
this but, Master makes us eat pills for food. Each time I see a pill it makes
Zhang Qun was
stunned. He only heard how there was a battle of life and death over pills, but
this was a first, to see someone taking pills until they puked. This Archfiend
was too overbearing. With such expenses, even if he was an Archfiend, how long
could it last?
What was this
Archfiend thinking? That he had too many spirit stones, so he could burn a few?
said, "Son, looks like Sir Archfiend is prepared to raise you. You all
need to cultivate hard, don't fail Sir Archfiend's expectations!"
could only give a helpless nod, "Dad, you'd better take back this pill and
sell it. Make sure to never leave a whiff of pills at home, or I won't return.
Every place on Yan Mountain has pill fragrance, it's too dreadful!"
establishing the Alchemy House, Chen Ming found a great increase in merits.
Like this, in around a year he would amass thirty thousand merits. As for
spirit stones, each month only used thirty thousand, he could totally bear
But he later
discovered how the disciples were starting to loathe taking pills. He flipped
on the spot and moved the entire food reserves in his lair so that even his
Great Fiends would have no choice but to eat pills.
Chen Ming also
used his merits to comprehend what the Sect Leaders from Chilling Ice Sect and
Drifting Wind Sect brought him, alchemy scriptures. Soon, he only had around two
thousand merits left, but it showed him the Dao of alchemy. When he reached the
Grandmaster stage, he would cross over into the domain of alchemists, becoming
an alchemist Grandmaster!
arrived to give Chen Ming a report, but when he saw him in high spirits he had
to shout for him to recover. Chen Ming said, "Eldest Bear, buying pills is an expensive venture."
eyes began to shine. For the past month he ate so many pills he was close to
puking, "Sir Archfiend's words ring true!"
added, "So I found the solution. We will make our own pills, and even sell
some. This way we can keep the same pace."
nodded, "Sir Archfiend's idea is great, but it isn't easy to refine
Sir Archfiend stew for a while, making pills isn't such a simple matter. By the
time Sir Archfiend learned alchemy, many years would have passed. So now we no
longer need to eat pills. What wonderful news!
But then Chen
Ming's words struck his core, "So I will let you in on a piece of good
news. I am already an alchemy Grandmaster!"
thought Eldest Bear didn't believe him, so he collected all the herbs in his
courtyard with a simple wave. All the plants in his courtyard were the stuff of
legends, with barely any on the normal side. Chen Ming's internal flame
gradually came out through his palm, then looked around and took this and that
from the pile of herbs, "It's about right, there shouldn't be any
At his current
stage, he didn't need a pill furnace and could directly control the flame in
his palm to refine pills. Moments later, it filled Eldest Bear's nose with the
nauseating stench of a Qi Pill.
placed the five pills in front of Eldest Bear and said, "See, isn't it the
Qi Pill you all take each day?"
eyes were about to pop out of their sockets, then he threw the door open and
rushed to a dark corner. His shouts echoed out of the darkness, "Heavens,
I'm dying! Sir Archfiend knows how to make pills! We'll eat pills forever!"
Blazing Peak and Flowing Peak wailings and howls constantly echoed. It then
became endless crying, crying that could move even the heavens...
Thanks for the chapters.I think "If you brake it" on chapter 74 should be "If you break it."
Thanks for the chapters.A few typos on chapter 75 "hight" should be "height" and "On morrow" should be "On tomorrow" i think."day in day and out" on chapter 76 should be "day in and day out" and "buying pills in an expensive venture" should be "buying pills is an expensive venture" i think.
Thanks for the chapters.A few typos on chapter 75 "hight" should be "height" and "On morrow" should be "On tomorrow" i think."day in day and out" on chapter 76 should be "day in and day out" and "buying pills in an expensive venture" should be "buying pills is an expensive venture" i think.
Morrow is tomorrow. The other are fixed.Thanks.
For a while now,
Yan Mountain's atmosphere was strange. Not only were the disciples depressed
and crestfallen, but all the Great Fiends were of the same thought.
finally discovered the issue. They ate pills until puking, but it made sense
since their taste was peculiar, not to mention potent. To the point that the
entire Yan Mountain was enveloped in a thick pill fragrance. Even Medicine King
Valley came short in this aspect.
Yet Chen Ming
didn't find it an inconvenience, Aren't they just hard to swallow? With
my mastery of alchemy, be it tangerine flavored, apple flavored, strawberry
flavored, and even beef-flavored pills, I can make them all!
Chen Ming did
some thinking then wrote the Guide to Alchemy, dividing it into four chapters:
identifying ingredients, handling ingredients, recipes, and refining.
with writing tens of thousands of words, Chen Ming came up with a finished
Guide to Alchemy. The disciples don't have high cultivation. It would
be better to go fetch Eldest Bear and those Great Fiends and test it on them
first. If even they can refine pills, then the disciples will have it easier.
He called for
Chen Lingyu and handed the Guide to Alchemy for her to check if there are
things she didn't understand.
thought of this Guide to Alchemy as a manual, but it still contained some
ambiguous topics, "Master, I have some doubt about the refining method
said, "It is very complex, so let me explain." After clarifying Chen
Lingyu's misunderstandings, he amended the Guide to Alchemy.
With the help
of Chen Lingyu, a genius in the Dao of alchemy, someone who would reach the
Grandmaster soon, he was able to quickly improve it. Then came the second item
on the agenda: changing pill flavor.
of medicine, knowledge of plants and their combinations, the two revised the Qi
Pill recipe. They did their very best to strengthen its effectiveness and to
also improve the taste.
three long days of refining, master and disciple finally created the first
batch of new Qi Pills; but with an awful stench.
covered her nose, "Ugh, Master, this time seems to be a failure."
didn't rush to agree, "As accomplished alchemists, we mustn't be rash in
our judgment. The Dao of alchemy is filled with trials and errors. "
first thought was to let Chen Lingyu check it for poison, but after seeing her
being such an adorable little girl, Somewhat inappropriate. Whatever,
I'll do it myself. Chen Ming put the improved pill in his mouth, leaving
a memorable taste on his tongue, mildly spicy and a certain fragrance, Isn't
this frickin' tofu!?
frickin' genius like me can refine a pill with tofu-flavor.
tried another, "The flavor ain't bad, no, it should be that is great. Try it."
If others said
it, Chen Lingyu wouldn't believe them even in death. But since it was Chen
Ming, she popped one in after some hesitation, then her tightened brows
smoothened out, "It's very good, despite its stench. If we make it in
large amounts, it won't be good to have the entire Yan Mountain reeking of
nodded, "Right, we'll have to continue our research."
But what Chen
Ming failed to see, was Chen Lingyu writing down the recipe. She had a strange
feeling, Don't know why, but I feel like I have found a brand new
world. The more I eat the more it feels like this tofu-flavored pill is more
and more delicious.
proceded in researching pills, and then seven days later, Yan Mountain's first
special Qi Pill was revealed: chicken flavored, very crunchy!
On this day,
Second Bear stared in a daze at his bear paw, while Eldest Bear eyed a black
hawk Great Fiend before him, giving off a red light, "Second Bear, the
other Great Fiends' eyes are flashing red, as if they want to eat them."
Bear slobbered his bear paw, "Don't mention eating them when your own eyes
are flashing red."
go on like this, I will go find Sir Archfiend."
went to find Chen Ming, while he himself was looking for Eldest Bear, holding a
Qi Pill, "Eldest Bear, try this."
was unwilling, "I don't need to. Sir Archfiend, many things are happening
in the Alchemy House."
eyes slowly grew colder, and Eldest Bear promptly took it. He closed his eyes,
recognizing death, and started chewing, Hmm, wait, something ain't
right, why does it taste like chicken; very crispy!
As his brows
smoothened out, Eldest Bear's chewing made out louder and louder noises. He
then found how its effect was stronger than the previous version by thirty
percent, It's Qi Pill, but why chicken-flavored? "Sir
Archfiend, why does it taste like chicken?"
He already ate
it, but Eldest Bear's mouth still let off the fragrance of chicken meat.
the newest Qi Pills I developed. And although not many, the rest Qi Pills were
made in collaboration with Chen Lingyu."
was downcast, "Ah, I see..."
But his second
thought, Sir Archfiend doesn't have that many and also lacks the time
to make us more. We'll have to do it ourselves. "Sir Archfiend,
can you teach us the way of refining this Qi Pill?"
thought, I haven't even begun and you just pointed it out. "Here
is the Guide to Alchemy and also the Pill Refining Process Steps. Look them
over. You can also take the rest of the chicken-flavored Qi Pills."
was filled with joy as he held the books, and went to search for Second Bear
along with the other Great Fiends to begin studying. The Great Fiends wanted to
turn and leave when he mentioned refining pills, but after experiencing first
hand the miraculous chicken-flavored Qi Pill, not only did they stayed but also
actively participated in the discussions.
those damn Qi Pills from before, sooner or later, we would have met our
from what I can tell by what Sir Archfiend meant from writing Pill Refining
Steps, was that each of us is in charge of one step. We don't need to control
the entire process, so it shouldn't be too hard. "
we were to control everything then it would have been impossible. But Sir Archfiend
went and divided it into thirteen steps. With each learning one, we will
When all was
said and done, for the sake of their stomachs, the Great Fiends began to study
nonstop. Even the disciples who saw them all had their chin dropping, "No
way! Are my eyes deceiving me? I just saw those Great Fiends
sighed, "And they do it all night too, restless and assiduous in their
they so hardworking in cultivating? We cannot give up either, we need to work
Mountain, Eldest Bear was talking to his fellow fiends. They were in an alchemy
house that the Great Fiends took close to six hours to build, "Brothers,
time waits for no one, we must work faster. Are everyone in charge of their
purchasing master, ready!"
processing master, ready!""
opened the Pill Refining Process Steps then began writing down all the
information necessary for making the pill, "Good, Yan Mountain's Fiend
Alchemy House's first refining, begins!"
went next to the herb purchasing master and looked over what ingredients and
amounts he wrote on his paper, "Wild Angelica: twenty-three years old,
tough, wide leaves, average medicinal property, ranked fifth. Ginseng: one inch
long, 3,2 taels (1), has a hardly discernable sweet scent, low medicinal
property, ranked third..."
took ingredient purchasing master's list then when to ingredient processing
master who checked each ingredient while writing down the details, "Wild
Angelica: average medicinal property, ranked fifth. According to Guide to
Alchemy it must be grounded down to powder of uniform granulation. Ginseng: low
medicinal property, ranked third. Too low, it can only be sliced then dipped in
wine to release its medicinal property..."
walked along the ingredients' path while writing down on his paper,
"According to the formula in the Guide to Alchemy, Wild Angelica powder
needs to be 9.2 taels, ginseng slices 0.5 taels, crow blood 0.48 taels,
spiritual herb powder 12 pieces..."
temperature, 32.5 degrees, and no wind. According to the Guide to Alchemy we
need to increase it in ten breaths. Use the ninth fire controlling method.
After ten breaths, change to the 7th fire controlling method, then to the 52nd
fire controlling method. Cycle through them every quarter of the hour..."
ingredients. Based on the Guide to Alchemy, first is a hundred and three
dewdrops, then a quarter of an hour later, insert the spiritual herb
inspection. No juice appearing, it does not satisfy a successful pill. It will
produce a problem, later on, send it back and redo it..."
checked his data and analyzed this step. A moment later, he found where the
problem was. The fire control wasn't adequate and the controlling method
incorrect, "We've just started refining, so errors are expected. Brothers,
let's persevere, we will surely succeed!"
later, the refining master once again checked the pill, "Pill inspection:
the chance of completion eighty percent. It needs the eight method to harmonize
pill fragrance appeared, the chance of success 90%. Extract the pill with the
twelfth method. Use the water spiritual energy to extinguish the fire... "
Half an hour
later, a Great Fiend saw the round pill in Eldest Bear's paw spreading a
chicken-flavored fragrance. Eldest Bear popped it in his mouth under the
expecting gazes of the other Great Fiends. His mouth let out crunching sounds
as he chewed, then he opened his eyes, "Success, chicken-flavored and very
crunchy. Has twice the effect of a Qi Pill. Sir Archfiend is a true scholar, he
actually found this method for us to refine pills!"
gave a pill to the others to try. All the masters were close to tears; they
finally did it. Eldest Bear said, "Our current success rate is only
temporary. We need to find a way to refine more, and then all our problems will
steps are in order. Please give the order Eldest Bear!"
waved his hand and shouted, "Begin!"
were beginning to notice something. Nowadays, the ones doing the inspection, to
see if the medicinal property of the pill finished dispersing in their bodies,
was either Eldest Bear or Second Bear, but never both. They stood at the
Alchemy House's door checking upon them, but always with the other
And what the
disciples found out in particular, was that the bear brothers slipped a pill in
their mouth from time to time. But the expression they showed wasn't one of
disgust, but content.
Mountain's Great Fiends began buying ingredients in bulk from the other
Archfiends' subordinates. But these ingredients weren't something Master
With a bit of
investigating, the disciples soon exposed the Great Fiends' secret. They were
refining Qi Pills, chicken-flavored Qi Pills!
If looks could
kill, the bear brothers would have died thousands of times. And as a result of
their harassment, the bear brothers could no longer take the oppressive stares
and handed over their own version of the Guide to Alchemy and Pill Refining
Process Steps. Once the disciples studied the bear brother's process, they
started buying ingredients, to begin refining on their own.
couldn't compare to the Great Fiends. How could Dao Sense realm methods allow
the same level of control? They soon discovered, in embarrassment, that they
needed to reach the Dao Initiation realm first. Let's not talk about the Dao
Initiation realm when the Guide to Alchemy wrote that one needed to be at least
at the 7th stage of Dao Sense realm to start having a chance of succeeding.
And so, many
disciples started to frantically cultivate, So what if they taste bad,
just wait until we get to the 7th stage. Then everything will change.
Then news came
from the Fiend Alchemy House. Master along with the fourth senior sister have
devised a recipe for strawberry-flavored Qi Pills and the Fiend Alchemy House
was in the middle of mass-producing it!
have fruit flavors!
almost drove some of them insane. They all squeezed everything into
cultivating, forgoing sleep and meals. Some of them didn't even leave the
Yet the legacy
disciples didn't feel any pressure since the disciples were mere talents in the
eyes of mortals. Ling Xian cultivated the hardest cultivation method, Dao
Canon. Li Suyi needed to absorb Taotie's Seed's power then break through to the
King rank, while also training in a sabre method, Demonic Blood Saber. Chen
Lingyu even cultivated an immortal ranked cultivation method. As for Zhuo
Qingyao, Ling Xian said that she beat him in ten moves...
practiced his sabre method just once and found himself filled with power. But he
only practiced, with no one to try it on. Then go find a sparring partner! And
so he went to have a match with Ling Xian. The two were quite close in power,
but neither dared to release everything. He couldn't just go and find Zhuo
Qingyao to spar with. The problem was that Zhuo Qingyao's 'spar' resulted in a
cultivator was more focused on having a carefree spirit. So how could he
advance when he was so afraid?
entered in deep thought, There has to be a way to settle this problem.
Right, there's a place in the Myriad Mountains called the Yellow Sea which
houses a Tower of Trials, where illusions appear. It will be the same as having
a real fight. And when the threat of death loomed over, the Tower of Trials
will take the participant outside.
isn't enough to reach the tower, but Master can!
Around 0.1 kg. 1 tael= 30 grams
Thanks for the chapters.3,2 tael is aroud 100 grams, you either meant it was 32 taels or meant it's around 100 grams in the note."increase it in then breaths" i think you meant to say "increase it in ten breaths."Another "then breaths" in the same paragraph.And i think "just once an found" should be "just once and found."
With a firm
plan in mind, Li Suyi went to Chen Ming, "Master, my family has an
heirloom map, leading to an immortal's treasure. With my strength, I won't be
able to get it, but Master is sure to prevail. "
Chen Ming gave
him a forced smile, Heirloom map? You kidding me!? I know everything
there needs to know about your family, and they've been nothing but farmers for
eighteen generations. That immortal's treasure is clearly something you chanced
upon your previous life.
didn't poke a hole in his story, only smiled "Your Master has been idle
for some time. Guess I will go along with you on this journey."
started, they've been wondering left and right around the mountains for three
days. Li Suyi stood on the cloud, throwing away a banana peel casually, yet his
hairs stood on end when he caught Chen Ming's stare, "Master, what's
wherever you like, it seems like you lacked manners and have some bad customs
ingrained in you. You could kill someone from this height, and even if you
didn't it's still not right to crush plants.""
now my disciple and should know that your senior brother has a rule. But in
your case, I think two are needed."
advise me, Master."
one: don't talk when killing. Number two: if your killing intent isn't at its
most focused, don't attack. Understood?"
understand the second, but what the hell was up with the first? Since
Master said it, then I must obey. "Disciple understands."
yellow sand spread everywhere and, as the sun-scorched the ground, the scene
before them twisted. The wind passed through the sea of sand, rising the dust
and carrying it like waves. Above the ground, a river tens of zhang wide flowed,
made of only sand and carrying it inwards.
Yet, from time
to time, white bones peaked out of the river.
Those were the
lives it robbed. Li Suyi said, "The place we need to go is at the end of
this river, where there are only bones around us."
nodded, and after a while, the fierce windstorm causes a tsunami of sand to
rise up from the ground, hundreds of zhang tall. Then, it came crashing down on
the earth, shaking it violently.
In the Myriad
Mountains, this place was known as The Sea of No Return. It was also a
forbidden area, with people seldom stepping into this Yellow Sea. Because, when
faced with the yellow sand as high as the heavens, death would be the only
answer. Even an Archfiend wouldn't go too far, finding his end in this place.
could feel as the windstorm carried away the sand and smashed into the
protective shield made from his spiritual power. He threw a feather from his
hand into the sandstorm, blowing it away, "This is astral wind, and if we
continue flying, we won't last much longer. "
no wind where the wind rises like there's no sand where the sand spreads. This
was written on the map."
reflected a bit, then took Li Suyi out of the sea of sand, "I more or less
understood its meaning. If we walk over the Yellow Sea, there won't be any
astral wind. But if we walk we won't know the direction. We need to prepare a
He took Li
Suyi over to a mountain range and spread his awareness. He finally found what
he needed in a black peak, magnet.
gadget, he could make a compass. But first, he needed to be certain this planet
was either a planet or a flat world.
As for the
way, easy peasy. Chen Ming carved the magnet into a needle then placed it on a
mirror. What the needle pointed wasn't South, but West. Indeed, this wasn't a
world like Earth. This was a flat world, and the needle pointed towards a large
But Chen Ming
was certain that this spoon won't point in another direction. If he determines
West, then the other directions followed with it.
He made a mark
on the mirror, then took Li Suyi again to the Yellow Sea. After three days of
walking through the sand, Chen Ming looked up to see the sun blocked by the
sandstorms. But what he saw before him was a boat floating on this Yellow
It bobbed atop
the sand, with a bronze lamp at its bow. The flame kept steady, as if it was
unaffected by the astral wind. And below this boat, bones spread like a tide,
pushing it forward.
tossed a rock on the deck, but nothing happened, appearing to be safe.
asked, "Do you know about this boat?"
Li Suyi looked
as if he's seen a ghost, "That's the boat leading to the road of
immortality. Struggling through the path of immortality, until the bones come
to an end..."
Chen Ming was
also startled, but he kept his composure, "Since we saw it, might as well
climb on and check it out."
Chen Ming then
used his spiritual power to carry him and Li Suyi on the deck of this boat
floating atop a tide of bones. Now that he was on board, he could no longer
feel the astral wind.
looked at the back of the ship, where a skeleton laid, draped in plain clothes
and holding a sword sheath close to its chest.
walked up next to it and noticed a phrase in front, left before its death:
'Three hundred times I made a notch on the boat for each time I went to find my
sword, yet instead of bringing it to the immortal sect, I first reached the
Yellow Springs.' (2)
looked around the boat and saw many engraved words:
'That day, I
lost my sword.
So, I marked
the place at the bow, to remember where I lost it. I stopped the boat then went
after it, but couldn't find it even after a quarter of an hour.'
thought, How could you even find it?
moved, but the sword didn't.
wanted to find the sword, then jump immediately after it.
He read on:
'And so, I
have lost another sword in that place.
And by the
time the boat stopped, I still couldn't find the sword.'
guy afraid of going insane?
Chen Ming finally
read the last words: 'One day, I went out again into the sea to search for my
sword. And I realized I lost all my swords, but the sad thing is, my life
reached its end.'
heart shuddered, It's not him who was insane, but that his sword Dao
was too high. At that stage, he didn't need to use his intent to move a sword.
It moved by itself in his hand.
Chen Ming had
to rely on his Sword Heart to bring the sword to him but. Yet this skeleton was
at a stage where he no longer required intent, the sword came by itself.
far was this stage?
And just what
secret did this Yellow Sea hold?
Chinese idiom. It means ‘an action made
pointless by changed circumstances’
Chinese Hell or underworld
the Yellow Sea, Chen Ming sailed the wooden boat to where the bones gathered in
piles and piles. With how hardworking and diligent Chen Ming was, he wouldn't
ride it himself, he left it all to Li Suyi. He was at the front while Li Suyi
was steering the ship from the back. They soon reached a point where all Chen
Ming saw were endless bones, with not a trace of the Yellow Sea.
Then a waterfall
appeared in the distance, where all the bones converged.
When the boat
was just ten zhang away, Chen Ming saw the entirety of the bone river. This was
no waterfall, but a maelstrom, hundreds of zhang wide. The endless bone river
sank in its center, creating a bony sight. Chen Ming said, "There's a
maelstrom in front."
hairs stood on end at the front row seat view, "This is the entrance
showed on the map."
face was stony while his mind, Curse you, Li Suyi, just you wait. If Master's
old life ends here, see how yours ends in sparring Zhuo Qingyao!
stood at the boat's front, as Li Suyi came next to him. There was no point in
steering the ship when the bone river below pulled the ship towards the
The wind blew
in waves, and despite not fazing Chen Ming at all, it still lifted his black
robes. The boat soon reached the edge, and in the next moment, it spun around
the maelstrom, slowly drawing towards its center.
around the core for fifteen minutes before it reached the bottom of the
maelstrom. Here, the boat tilted, then turned around. Li Suyi was close to
falling, but Chen Ming's hand on his shoulder kept him steady, just as they
arrived in a fantastic place.
didn't flip and instead stood perfectly straight. Chen Ming then saw an island,
where stars flickered on it.
Chen Ming and
Li Suyi halted the boat at the edge of the island and could see a nine layered
tower. Li Suyi knew instantly that this was the Tower of Trials from his
memories. From the looks of it, it only had nine layers, but the truth was
At least in
his previous life, there wasn't anyone who finished it.
pointed, "Master, let's go see what kind of treasure it is!"
rolled his eyes at him as if to say Squirt, you still pretend you don't
know this tower? From the ground a wooden pupped sprung up, charging
at the two.
Chen Ming eyed
his surroundings and saw many puppets. They were all rotten, leaving the one
before him intact.
If this wooden
puppet was brand new, then even a Grand Sovereign would find it a headache. But
it didn't evoke any danger.
Chen Ming eyed
its danger value, 300.
He picked up a
wooden chip from a broken puppet, "Ironwood, strong as steel and resistant
eyes seemed to be crystals, shining red, while its body glowed bluishly. It had
many arrays drawn on its body, and its three-zhang-height made it look like a
puppet eyed the two in front then charged. Chen Ming didn't want to waste time
with it so he rushed with a punch at its chest, sending it back three
Mysteries Art's current stage is too low, or just based on its power, I should
have blown this puppet to pieces.
thought, "Improve Nine Nines Mysteries Art to my current
Used 800 merits and 3000 spiritual knowledge. Nine Nines Mysteries Art is at
the 36th stage. "
You triggered an advancement mission: the supreme ruler's path. Objective: kill
300 King ranks. Reward: realm seal lifted and can reach the Dao Seed stage. "
expected, the system is an a*s again. No advancement mission could be completed
easily. But shouldn't I be glad that it didn't ask me to kill a Grand
upgrade in strength, Chen Ming wanted to give a try of the Nine Nines Mysteries
Art at the peak of the Dao Initiation realm. He flew at the puppet with another
fist. The puppet showed no fear, how could it? It was just wood.
extended its fist, clashing with Chen Ming's, and this hit threw it ten steps
Worthy of a
cultivation method only trainable by a Main Character. It reached the peak of
Dao Initiation realm and a hit could make even a King rank wail in pain!
It was just
that the puppet has no mind of its own. No matter, at least he was now
acquainted with Nine Nines Mysteries Art's fierce power.
Chen Ming gave
a sneaky laughter, "Truth be told, you might not believe it, but I'm an
Chen Ming was
picking on the puppet, throwing a fist shining golden. He didn't use any fancy
moves, just a plain fist, yet the hit still shook it fiercely, to the point of
having wooden chips falling. Chen Ming grabbed its finger, then began to swing
it like a child. First left, then right, shaking the puppet each time it struck
witnessed Chen Ming's act, This golden light seems familiar. En, it
looks to be senior sister's Nine Nines Mysteries Art.
knows the Nine Nines Mysteries Art, and to an even more profound state than senior
that what senior brother said is true, as long as you learn something from
Master, you can rampage all over the land.
question remains. Why haven't I heard of Master and senior sister in my
previous life? The loftiest person I knew from before is senior brother. Yet
Master and senior sister are fiercer. As if to prove his point, an
array master was using brute force to smack a King ranked puppet around right
But the main
point was, Li Suyi has never seen Chen Ming cultivating. No you cultivating, no
you seclusion, no you sword training, no you sabre training, no nothing.
proceeds with his abuse of the poor wooden puppet. He hammered it around for
fifteen minutes until it turned to mush.
Chen Ming then
walked with Li Suyi before the tower, Where do I even start in bringing
this big toy back?
said, "Do you know how we can bring it back?"
you only need to drip blood on it and bind it."
Chen Ming was skeptical,
but he cut his finger with the Lustrous King Sword then dripped blood on it.
Then he could sense the tower in his heart, that it had its own intent. He
flexed his mind and the Tower of Trials turned palm-sized falling into his
Not a bad
idea to smacking people around with it. But it's leans more towards crushing them
to death than smacking.
stashed the Tower of Trials, aware of its purpose. It offered a fighting
experience for any cultivator that entered, polishing their combat skills and
testing their strength, but when the threat of death loomed over their heads,
it would take the user outside. It was a good place to temper a sect's
It was perfect
timing too, since Yan Mountain's disciples ate tons of pills and had nowhere to
vent. Might as well let them give the tower a try.
He reckons Li
Suyi was also thinking along those lines, but for himself.
West-pointing needle as a guide, they soon arrived at Yan Mountain. Chen Ming
placed the Tower of Trials at the foot of the mountain then told Li Suyi to
inform the disciples of its use; while he just went to bask in the sun's
finally found a place to put it, then saw how there wasn't anyone on the
He decided he
should be the first to give it a try. Inside, he barreled through nine stages
of illusions, but the tenth stage was where his speed dropped to half.
the fifteenth stage, Li Suyi came out of it pleased with himself, "I'm
sure I'll reach the Dao Initiation realm by the third try."
And on the
Tower of Trials' ranking board, his name appeared on the first spot.
disciples, who noticed the tower sprouting, asked Li Suyi about it. Once they
knew its purpose, they rushed to try it. They had so much energy with no place
to vent it, so they jumped at the chance to try out this new and excellent
moment they began, through hundreds of disciples' trials, the best of them only
reached the twelfth stage, far below Li Suyi.
Word of the
Tower of Trials also reached Ling Xian's ears. He dropped everything and came
to test himself, where he was crowned as number one with a score of sixteen
looked at the third senior brother's position, This legacy disciple is
so fierce, we can't even compare. Yet when they felt embarrassed from
this achievement, Chen Lingyu came down the mountain with pills. Second
senior brother and third senior brother are amazing for sure, but fourth senior
sister's skill is all in alchemy. They might have the chance to
surpass her, and Master might make one of them his fifth legacy disciple!
senior sister, this Tower of Trials is very interesting. Do you want to try
Chen Ling was
bashful. This was the first time so many people paid her attention,
"There's no need!"
senior sister, try it. Thre's no danger, so you'll be safe from harm."
fourth senior sister, there's nothing wrong with giving it a try."
senior sister, go ahead."
Chen Ling held
no real interest in testing herself. She liked refining pills, with alchemy
holding her entire interest. There was nothing great about bashing and killing.
shook her head, "Master is expecting these ingredients, I will come back
in the evening."
checked the sky to see that barely any sun rays were left out of the sunset,
"Fourth senior sister, it's already evening, please give it a
As the final
ray died out in the night, the light in Chen Ling's eyes changed, as her entire
self emanated a cold feeling. She gazed upon the tower with a smile,
"Tower of Trials, was it? So there is some good place to hang out too. I
will go check it out now."
began making assumptions, "What do you guys think her highest stage will
I feel that fourth senior sister's cultivation is profound!"
An hour later,
the Tower of Trials' rankings changed, with Chen Lingyu's score of eighteen
Ling Xian and
Li Suyi exchanged a glance, seeing the new look in Chen Ling's eyes. The crowd
of disciples was speechless. As far as they knew, fourth senior sister, besides
refining pills with Master, was also refining pills with Master. They knew
better now, Fourth senior sister is the fiercest of them all.
brother wore the title of the Southern Border's most talented genius, reaching
Dao Initiation realm in three months. And now, fourth senior sister, younger
than him, was the strongest!
Mountain's legacy disciples were freaks!
intent leaked from her body, Chen Ling gazed at the Tower of Trials, "I
remember Chen Ling has some recovery pills on her." Feeling around her
body, she finally found them and popped one in her mouth, then reentered the
glimpsed Li Suyi, finding him just standing there, then took a recovery pill
and also threw himself into the tower.
He must not
let this kid know Yan Mountain's tradition, the weakest going on competitions.
It didn't matter if he couldn't defeat his senior sister, but now that he knew
his junior sister was also unbeatable, if even his junior brother overtook him
then he would be world's laughingstock!
sister's situation was strange, becoming a whole new person at night.
Li Suyi didn't
sense this, only finding that Ling Xian's was even more arduous in cultivating.
He was almost always covered in wounds from entering the tower each day.
Whether or not his body could take it, he would still work himself to the bone
Even the other
disciples sighed, "Second senior brother still works hard, despite his
renowned talent in all of Southern Border. His high strength is not without reason."
with you in talent yet even more hardworking. What reason do you have to not do
with you in talent yet even more hardworking. Then what good will it do to do
The crowd was
downcast, but then, "We can't compare with second senior brother but we
can with Southern Border's geniuses. The youngest genius who entered Dao
Initiation realm was fourteen years old and needed seven years to do it. I
believe we have a good chance of reaching Dao Initiation realm in the following
Southern Border's geniuses is normal. Their Masters are just at Dao Initiation
realm while ours is an Archfiend!"
at the Southern Border's sects, how small-minded they are, they need to hold a
competition to see who gets each pill. Then look at our head senior sister,
second senior brother, third senior brother, and fourth senior sister, they all
eat pills from the bottle! And we, when we want to eat, we eat! "
train of thought makes the other sects look dirt poor."
believe that we must uphold Yan Mountain's glorious tradition: eat pills from
the bottle and walk on spirit stones!"
While on a
stroll, Chen Ming overheard their small talk. His take on it: Walking on spirit
stones ain't such a bad idea. With a million spirit stones in the treasury,
wouldn't this method use them all up in one year on these disciples?
weren't used, they were mere rocks. Only when you used them, were they worthy
of the name spirit stone.
torrent of sword energy licked Li Suyi's back as he came out of the Tower of
Trial. He turned his head, "Senior sister, you're back?"
nodded, being brief, "En, wiped out the Wuji Kingdom, took care of little
brother, then returned. You're not bad, breaking through to Dao Initiation
realm after a few days. You must have worked hard."
In the entire
Yan Mountain, Li Suyi feared no one, no one but Zhuo Qingyao. Actually, he was
very powerful, even for him who was living a second life, but no matter how
strong, he still couldn't overtake Zhuo Qingyao, "Many thanks, senior
sister. Senior brother is even more hardworking, bordering recklessness."
disregarded him, "What is this?"
Trials. The higher your strength the higher your ranking."
looked over and saw Chen Lingyu in the first place, Ling Xian second and Li
Suyi third, with only one stage difference between the last two.
understood, "Junior brother, do you know of Yan Mountain's glorious
legacy disciples were to participate in a competition, the weakest will go. And
you should know Myriad Mountains' saying: on the 7th day of the 7th month,
Archfiend Summit starts."
like it'll be next month, just a few days away."
ten or so days. As fiends' tradition states, on that day, the alliance'
Archfiends converge and negotiate important matters. So to liven up the event,
their disciples will compete against each other. With Master as the strongest
in the Six Kings Alliance, there's no way he will miss it."
Li Suyi's face
became demonic, "Good Ling Xian, no wonder you were so desperate lately.
You want me to become Yan Mountain's weakest legacy disciple!"
knowing, now that he found out but he would still end up as the weakest, then
the humiliation would be unimaginable.
glanced at Li Suyi, "Don't be nervous. It doesn't matter much even if you
become a disgrace. I'll just have to find that disgrace and 'spar' with him,
bringing him back on the right track, strength."
Li Suyi's face
went black, How is this nothing? You're asking for my life!
saw the other disciples charging inside, "This looks interesting. I will
also try it."
An hour later,
Zhuo Qingyao came out of the tower and next to her name on the rankings, it
wrote the twenty-seventh stage.
rank was twice above the others.
recalled her words on that day, their entire body shivered.
didn't linger there more than necessary and went up Yan Mountain.
saw how the second and third senior brothers were madmen in their cultivation.
They went as far as staying outside the tower, downing a bottle of pills to
improve their cultivation then return inside. They came out, took pills to
recover their wounds, got better, then trained with pills!
came each day to fuel their training.
It turned out
that there was a rule to all this. Any who ate the most pills would have his
cultivation rising the most. And when word of this rule reached Chen Ming's
ear, to improve the disciples' efficiency in eating pills, he opened Yan
Mountain's first Pill King Convention!
disciples were excluded, as they would just end up bullying others. This
competition revolved around who could eat the most pills in a day. The top
three receiving a spiritual weapon as a reward!
weapon, a treasure wielded by Dao Initiation realm cultivators. This plucked at
the disciples' heartstrings.
world had drinking competitions, while we sects had pill eating contests!
Organized by a
group of Great Fiends and judged by Chen Lingyu, Yan Mountain's first Pill King
Convention was officially open.
disciples weren't as outrageous in eating pills as a legacy disciple, downing a
bottle. But even so, a few geniuses made themselves known. Zhang Ming, for
instance, wasn't was closing in on a legacy disciple's appetite for
passing of the first Pill King Convention, Yan Mountain's trend changed. A
youngster's genius was now measured by the number of pills he could eat.
transformed into a different world. Outside people killed for a single pill,
while on the mountain they held pill eating contests!
But the image
of Ling Xian and Li Suyi emptying bottle after bottle of pills became engraved
in the disciples' minds, and soon started to call them Pill Immortal and Pill
Each time Chen
Ming went for a stroll, he was touched, "I wonder if I'm not a tad crazy,
they took out all the pills. Nah, it's fine since the faster these broken toys'
cultivation rises, the more merits I gain."
White Fox gazed at the girl in front, "Charming Fox, this Archfiends
Summit is of utmost importance. It will affect our position in the Six Kings
Alliance. You have to give your very best!"
nodded, "Sir Archfiend, please be at ease. I won't disappoint White Fox
Turtle handed a spiritual weapon to a young fiend, "Koi, you are the most
outstanding genius of Old Turtle Pond. You must obtain a good rank!"
Koi cupped his
hands, "Rest assured Patriarch, with the current me at Dao Initiation
realm, I will definitely take first place!"
Black Python looked at the young fiends before him. "I will bring the
strongest youngster at this summit. It will also help you experience the world.
Who among you is the strongest?"
group finished fighting, the last one standing raised his hand, "I, Savage
Snake, am the strongest!"
Swallow said, "It is Blazing Mulberry Nest holding this time's Archfiend
Summit! Returning Swallow, you mustn't fail me!"
A fiend in the
half-human form said, "Yes, Lord Father!"
Black Tiger gave his black iron mace to a youth, "White Tiger, you better
remember, at this competition, you must declare you are the weakest,
The one called
White Tiger was puzzled, but still nodded, "Yes, Master!"
looked at Chen Lingyu, feeling embarrassment rising, no, more like, Damn
Li Suyi and Ling Xian, do you have no self-respect? The two fellows
did their best to train, only to find that they were more or less equal. They
then shook hands and went to find Chen Ling'er by day. How could she defeat
And so, this time's
weakest Yan Mountain's legacy disciple was none other than Chen Lingyu.